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Transporters from different unions and organizations called for a national strike for next February 5.
Through a statement that was spread on social networks, Transporters announced a national strike for next February 5.
The Coalition of United Motor Transport Organizations affirm that all this mobilization is to demand that the authorities urgently address the insecurity that drivers face every day.
National freight transport strike
We call for a national strike on February 5, 2024 to express in a public, peaceful and law-abiding manner the disagreement or dissatisfaction with unresolved problems of various kinds.
“They highlight that one of the main ones is the insecurity that drivers face on the roads every day.“, it reads.
They add that they expect the participation of drivers and transporters in all modalities throughout the country. By the way, they offer an apology to the citizens who will be affected on federal highways.
They explain that the main point It will be kilometer 90 of Highway 57 Mexico-Querétaro, in the Arco Norte cloverleaf.
In this sense, the president of FEMATRAC, Lauro Rincón, stated that the main motivation for the strike is the murders, robberies and kidnappings of drivers.
They claim that they have registered between 25 and 30 robberies a day, but there are some days when it has reached up to 40m during this six-year term.
He points out that since the National Guard took control of several highways, the work and dialogue tables were closed so the prevention programs that were previously being applied could not continue.
He said that there is no turning back from this strike because they are “tired of promises” and that in different states there is an average of 100 thousand people ready to participate.
But which roads will be affected? The president of FEMATRAC explains that the majority They will be federal highways in different states, with slow marches but without blockadesso that the government turns to look at the small transporter and the “truck man.”
The rallies are planned for 7 a.m. so the marches would be starting between 8 and 9 in the morning. It is planned for the whole day.
Let us remember that just recently, the driver of a trailer died after being shot for resisting an assault. Everything happened on Mexico-Querétaro. The video recorded by the security camera shows what happened.
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